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CTC offers new routes

New routes for offroad cyclists will be available at Bike 2000 where CTC Offroad is sharing its stand with the Forestry Commission. The two organisations are working together to establish 50 new routes, most on Commission land, throughout the UK. Increased access to offroad tracks for cyclists is to be at the heart of the CTC’s campaigning this year.

CTC Offroad is battling for equal status for offroad cyclists with walkers and horse riders. Stuart Reid, Campaigns and Policy Manager said: “At the moment we are treated as second class citizens but we are determined to change that.”

“We have access to only 17 per cent of rights of way and we are fighting to win equal status with other countryside users.” “We also plan to sponsor research into the impact of cyclists offroad. Evidence suggests that cyclists cause no more erosion than other bridleway users including walkers.”

CTC Offroad are having a membership drive at the show. Join up on their stand, membership prices start from £15, and you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win a £2300 GT XLR full suspension bike. Can’t be bad.

For more details about the CTC contact the CTC Helpdesk 01483 417217, email cycling@ctc.org.uk or check our website at www.ctc.org.uk

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